When was the last time you went for a sexual health screening? Think about it, really think about, if you can’t recall the last time, you need to take a test.
What has been holding you back in the past? Is it needing to take time out of your schedule? Is it the price of testing? Are you embarrassed?
Whatever it may be, you cannot put it off any longer.
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What is most worrying is that the vast majority of STDs have no symptoms at all. Further down the line, this can lead to a number of negative side effects to your health including infertility.
This is why the ability to undergo a sexual health screening from the comfort of home has become so popular all over the world.
At LetsGetChecked, we attribute our popularity in sexual health screening to the fact that people have always wanted a service that is convenient, cost effective and confidential, and now they have it. What’s more, they have access to this testing from the comfort of their own home, and without the need to deviate from their busy schedule.
So, when should you consider a sexual health screening?
- You have consulted Dr. Google and you believe you're displaying all the tell-tale symptoms of an STD
- You have recently had unprotected sex
- You have been notified that an ex-partner or partner has an STD
- You are entering a new romantic relationship
- You want peace of mind
- You are pregnant and you want to rule out congenital infections (mother to child infections during pregnancy or birth)
You could go to your local physician's office or an STD clinic to get checked, but often times our busy schedules and the inconvenience of visiting a clinic makes finding the time a real challenge.
Not only that but the thought of having that check up in a face to face situation could be daunting. That is a definite drawback but it shouldn’t make a check-up impossible.
At this point, you might be thinking; “Yeah I want to get a check-up but I don’t have the time to get down to a clinic.” Let's look at the differences between visiting a clinic and using a LetsGetChecked test:
LetsGetChecked rely on five pillars to ensure that our customers have the same quality experience that they would have if they were visiting their physician. We are confidential, convenient, accurate, cost-effective and quick.
Home STD testing is great if...
Confidentiality is a priority for you. If you’re anxious about visiting an STD clinic or you would rather not have to talk about why you're getting an STD checkup, at home testing is the solution for you.
Convenience is a priority for you. At home test kits are a great option for those who don’t have the time or flexibility to visit their local doctor or STD clinic. We use the same labs and tests used by doctors, clinics and hospitals in order to guarantee the accuracy of your results.
You need a cost-effective solution. We offer the most comprehensive and cost-effective test on the market.
You need a quick experience. Our testing process takes a week from the moment you receive your test to the moment you receive your results.
LetsGetChecked use CLIA approved and CAP-accredited laboratories, in plain English, this means that they are the same laboratories that doctors use.
New scientific advances mean that we now have the technology to do a full check-up through a very small blood sample and a urine sample.
In general, when it comes to STD tests blood testing is the gold standard. With a small amount of blood we can detect the presence of sexually transmitted diseases.
Watch the video below to better understand the process of how home sexual health testing works.
Which Home STD Test Is Right For You?
Good question. Unfortunately, there is no one size fits all answer to this question, however, with the help of our medical team, we will give you some guidelines to help you pick the test kit that best suits your needs and budget. Contact us directly via live chat or get 20% off your sexual health tests for a limited time only with the code: HEALTHCX3
We know that getting tested can be a scary experience, we also realize that everyone makes mistakes. Whatever your reason may be for getting a sexual health check-up, do not be ashamed. Be proactive and be proud of yourself for taking control of your health.
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Written By Dr. Dominic Rowley | Edited By Hannah Kingston